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Discussion in 'Types Of Poetry' started by MsJacquiiC, Sep 12, 2006.

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    Originated from the Greek, palindrome defined is "a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as Madam, I'm Adam or Poor Dan is in a droop."

    The PALINDROME poem (also known as the Mirrored Poem) uses this same principle; a poem reading the same forward, as read backward.

    There is no set rhyme structure for a palindrome. Neither is there a set number of stanzas.

    Example 1 by Unknown Authors:


    King, are you glad you are king?
    Fall leaves after leaves fall.
    Says Mom, "What do you do?" – You do what Mom says.
    You know, I did little for you, for little did I know you.
    First Ladies rule the State, and state the rule: "ladies first."
    Please me by standing by me please.
    Blessed are they that believe they are blessed.
    Escher, drawing hands, drew hands drawing Escher.
    You can cage a swallow, can't you, but you can't swallow a cage, can you?
    Did I say you never say "never say never"? You say I did.

    *NOTE* notice each LINE is a palindrome

    Example 2 by Unknown Author:


    fresh and clear
    makes sunrise spectacular
    with birds chirping
    - GLORIOUS -
    chirping birds with
    spectacular sunrise makes
    clear and fresh

    *NOTE* notice in this piece the WORD structure is read the same from beginning to end AND from end to beginning

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006

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